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YuanQiu smiled happily like a flower. She only had sparse meals during the days she came here. She wanted to eat meat until she was almost crazy. She finally had money to buy meat. “I’ll listen to Auntie. Since we’re neighbors, it’s not good to charge more.”
Fourth Aunt Liu couldn’t take it anymore and immediately shouted, “One silver? You guys are out of your minds, aren’t you? You’ve never seen silvers before, right? This basket of vegetables is worth one silver? Don’t extort me.”
Aunt Zhang coldly sneered. She looked at Fourth Aunt Liu with a smile that’s not a smile and unhurriedly said, “If these vegetables are worthless, then where did your son get the money to buy books and paper? How can you go to the city and eat, drink, and be merry? And where would you get the money to send betrothal gifts to the village chief’s house?”
Fourth Aunt Liu’s face turned blacker and blacker. Gossip of WenXuan relying on YuanQiu to obtain his Xiucai [a person who has passed the county level imperial exam] title was spread all over. Now WenXuan wanted to marry the village chief’s daughter. Everyone was saying how he had no backbone and that he was ungrateful.
She glared at Aunt Zhang and then turned to YuanQiu. “Darned girl, eating your vegetables and you give me lip. Fortunately, WenXuan himself refused to marry you. Otherwise, marrying you would be a family misfortune.”
YuanQiu’s face was cold. She wanted to retort when the YuanHao who was standing behind her rushed out and shouted at Fourth Aunt Liu, “You be quiet. Don’t you scold my jie.”
YuanQiu patted YuanHao’s shoulder. Her face turned colder, “Fourth Aunt Liu, my eyes back then were blinded and couldn’t see people clearly. Now I washed my eyes and I’m not the Xia YuanQiu you used to bully. Don’t even think about reneging on the one silver today.”